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 width=Roland Carlson, President and CEO of Pana Community Hospital along with Dave Slater, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Joyce Morgan, Vice Chairman of the Board officially welcomed Trina Casner to the new position of President  & CEO effective January 1.

In April of 2011, Carlson announced he would be retiring at the end of the year.  Carlson has served as President  & CEO of the hospital since July of 2000.  Many improvements to the hospital have occurred under Carlson’s leadership including the medical mall expansion, “facelift” changes throughout the hospital and hospital grounds, large equipment purchases (including a new CT Scanner and Digital Mammography), and design, implementation and completion of the Rehab/Wellness Center.  Most recently, years of planning have resulted in the hospital implementing a new computer system called “McKesson Paragon”.

Carlson and his wife, Rosemary, a former teacher at Pana High School have shared that they plan to continue to make Pana their home.  Mr. Carlson has stated that Pana Community Hospital has been the best job he has had in his entire career in hospital management and thanks the board members, medical staff, administrative team members and all the PCH employees for making his time at Pana Community Hospital memorable and rewarding.

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